Rocket League Developer Drops New Details About Blueprints

Rocket League is ditching the randomized loot boxes and giving players a brand new way to acquire cosmetics.

About a month ago, Rocket League developer Psyonix announced that Blueprints are replacing Crates as the way for players to get new cosmetics.  Basically, these are a way for the company to get away from randomized loot boxes. Instead of opening a crate and hoping you’ll get the item you want, players will be able to see what’s on their blueprint before deciding to buy it. It’s not perfect, but it certainly feels a little less predatory on the surface. See the tweet below for full details.

The new update mostly focuses on what you’re able to trade with other players. This feature lets you trade your way to the cosmetics you actually want. Plus, it gives you something to do with anything you won’t be using yourself. Outside of unrevealed Blueprints, bonus items, and items purchased from the shop, you can trade most things in the game.

It’s also important to note that if you have any Crates they’ll automatically convert to unrevealed Blueprints. You can reveal these for free and then decide if you’d like to buy the item or sell it on to another player. Psyonix is also getting rid of Decryptors, which will become “Bonus Gifts” that can contain items from the Vindicator series or the first Blueprint series. They also have plans to drop “Revival” Blueprints, which will bring back some of your favorite Rocket League cosmetics.

It’s great to see Psyonix getting out of the randomized crate business. Some people are likely to still not like the new system; however, it’s a step in the right direction. I’m also interested to see what they’re planning to do with the item shop. The developer has promised more news on that front later this month.

Rocket League is available now on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The Blueprint update will be in the game starting next month.

Ricky Frech

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